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of the strongest parts of our struggling economy? hi, everyone, i'm brenda butner. the bulls and bears this week. gary b. smith, toeben smith, jonas, john layfield along with susan ox. welcome to everybody. okay, gary b., you say all this snooping could shock the one part of the economy that's actually growing? how so? >> absolutely, brenda. look, i'm going to call this the nsa tax, if you will. you know, we have the e-commerce segment of our gdp is about $269 billion. it's growing the fastest of any retail segment that we have out there. in fact, it's probably, if you look back over the last few years, really supplied the bulk of the jobs and growth and innovation in the retail sector. if people now are afraid to go online, and they are, i mean, they've been afraid in the past. you know, credit cards and stuff like that. this is only going to exacerbate it. if that industry starts to shrink, oh, boy, the economy is really going to suffer. >> jonas, you say consumers are going to get used to it after a little while. >> i don't think it's going to change shopping behavior. the other day, you can
of an ingracious way to do it because ben bernanke got him elected by pumping all the money into the economy, and being the only thing promoting economic growth because his fiscal policies he even admits fail. that's pretty bad. i was shocked at bernanke's statements yesterday. they were clear and concise and said in clear terms that we're going to end this, when we get any sort of indication it's probably going to be over. we may even end et al. together next year if the economy starts to improve. he knows the markets are so volatile, on tender hooks about ending quantitative easing, and you have to thicket was payback. >> neil: normally, they stay before you fire a person, make sure you have their security pass. and check they don't have weapons. but in this case, the powerful weapon. i'm not saying -- there could be the temptation to say i'm going do it sooner than the market thinks. >> i don't think what the president said was an accident. i don't think he says anything accidentally. and you can read a lot into that. and there has been a ton of chatter since that interview, talking abou
friends and contacts. and in a good economy, it helps us get a job. there's a reason that tuition continues to rise. parents and kids see there's a real value to having a degree by your name. i think we've got to recognize it's not the education. we get something entirely different of value from going to college. >> mike, there's another reason why college tuition is going up, and that's the government, right? >> well, that's right. first of all, it sounds like john and i shared the same type of college experience. but yes, you're absolutely right. the reason why fewer graduates are earning a return on their investment or their parents' investment is because government subsidies have raised the tuition of college. and at the same time, david, this is the worst economic recovery we've had since the depression. so it's harder to earn that return. >> but steve forbes, even if a down economy, and we are growing at anemic rates, the market still provides some answers, doesn't it? >> it does, david. and what we have here says more about our dysfunctional government than it does about co
, but the way they're doing it, i have a big worry about how it will affect the economy. and to hear the cbo which i call the congressional bull crap office with their numbers say it will help the economy and they say it will help the economy and help the deficit, i don't think so. >> hard for me to believe that, too, charlie. every time the cbo scores something and all of these things where we spend trillions of dollar, somehow we save money at the end, just baffles me. >> like obamacare. >> exactly. >> i'm trying to think of an anti-union angle here. i mean, i want to correct ben on one thing. he made the point before that immigration is basically to to meet demand for labor. not to drive down the cost of labor. so -- >> among other things. >> what's odd about this is that we don't have a demand for hard labor. and they're still thinking about bringing people in. and this is what i don't get from the left. they say they're for the poor and everything, to give benefits out. and basically help the poor. this doesn't help the poor, this hurts the poor. it drives down the base wage rate. >> it
employment gets down to 6.5% and once you start seeing the economy get better, more people going in the workforce, it will take a while before they raise rates. >> but this has been a bond buying binge. if it stops, if the fed pulls back, isn't that a sign that the economy is improving and isn't that good for the market? >> brenda, i think you're absolutely right and it's a return that we can rely on. the fundamentals of the economy, you have the jobless rate being reduced, you have housing up and you have corporate profits an all time high. so i think it was an indication by bernanke that we are seeing these indicators and these good forecasts and that please look at this because we may -- if we hit 7% unemployment, we may start ultimate putting on the brakes as it relates to easy money, if you will. >> john, is this a bubble about to burst? are we about to see what happens to the housing market? >> no i think what happened is a bubble was starting to form because of the low rates. the market was getting ahead of the real economy which is still a little lackluster in a lot of ar
the obama economy? this is "special report." good evening, i am chris wallace in for bret baier. investors and traders on wall street are breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to a break from two rough selloff days in the financial markets. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports there's one man that remains on the hot seat, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> reporter: after two days of market melt downs and high anxiety about 401(k)s plunging again, the last thing president obama or his aides wanted to do today was try to decipher the words of the fed chairman, ben bernanke. >> how is the white house sorting out what he said? >> here is what i have to say about the markets and the fed chairman and fed policy. >> reporter: nothing to say. probably smart because the market settled today, with modest gains for the dow and s&p 500 and a small drop for nasdaq, after a two day global selloff for stocks, bonds, and commodities, sparked by a massive credit crunch in china, refusal by communist leaders to intervene by pumping cash into the system, coupled with bernanke's comment that
to tap the brakes on the feds' bond buying program designed to lower interest rates and spur the economy. fox business network senior washington correspondent peter barns has an update. >> good evening. the fed says the central bank could be getting ready to wind down the easy money policies it has been using for the last five years to help the economy recover from the great recession, the first to slow and then to go, the controversial bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, which helped keep interest rates low. so far, the fed purchased $2.5 trillion in bonds to help flood the financial system with cash, basically printing new money. purchases help keep rates low for auto loans, mortgages and business loans. the fed chairman had cars on his mind when he said his team could start reducing purchases later this year, if the economy keeps growing and unemployment keeps dropping. >> if incoming data support that the economy can sustain a reasonable cruising speed, we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing pace of purchases. however, any need to consider a
it is going to affect the economy. to hear the cbo, congressional bull crap office. [ laughter ] >> they say it's going to help the economy and help the deficit, i don't think so. >> charles: it's hard for me to believe that. cbo scores something and all these things we spend trillions of dollars but somehow we save money. >> it's like obamacare. i'm trying to think of an anti-union angle here. >> i mean i want to correct ben on one thing. he made the point that immigration is basically to meet demand for labor, not to drive down the cost of labor. what is about this, we don't have a demand for labor, for hard labor. they are still bringing people in. i don't get it from the left. they say they are for the poor and everything to get benefits out basically help the poor, it doesn't help the poor, it hurts the poor. it drives down wage rates. >> actually, if you look at the cbo report wages will drop slightly for lower income americans and higher for middle, middle group that won't have a negative wage impact. i have the union argument. if you unionize mcdonald's prices will go up if the wages
-- the problem is the timing of all this. are you telling me the economy is so good now they can stop this program, this $86 billion a month in just a few months if the economy improves? payroll not getting better. trading fulltime jobs for parttime jobs, so seeing individual savings rates plummet. and at the same time our manufacturing base is not doing so. we this economy is maybe in first gear. now the federal reserve board, who hasn't accurately predicted anything about the economy over the last four years and has never predicted a recession, says, okay, we think now we're getting close to the point where we can pull the stimulus out of the market. nobody gets it. why now? we don't have enough traction here to do this. >> jerry, you talked to individual investor, portfolio people, not the manager. should they continue the course, keep the regular purchases or dollar cost averaging? >> they should absolutely. but a lot of the folks who watch our show don't like what they've seen in the market. they tone like the way we got to the rally. the think it's all about ben bernanke and the
, thank you. >> a little background on brazil. it's one of the world's largest economies coming in as number six. it was ninth in gross domestic product, it's expected to grow a 4.2%. inflation is up at 6.7% for the past year. rising rate fueling concerns there may be a another round of interest rate hikes. poverty rate stands at 21.4% with more than 41 million people considered poor. we will continue to follow the unrest in brazil. coming up later this hour, rick grenell the spokesperson for the last four ambassadors to the u.n. he will join us live. >> gregg: immigration reform is debates the turn in spotlight. next week on capitol hill, but can u.s. scenarios behind the bill actually gin up enough support for its passage. elizabeth plann has the story live from d.c. bureau. >> the immigration reform bill starting to take shape in the senate while republicans in the house continue to form what they think is a solution. just as the president says it's a pathway to provide citizenship for folks that wanted to come here and stay here legally while bringing relief to a struggling
bernanke seem to think the economy is improving enough they can take some of that nicotine away. whether that is good or bad in the long term. very short term, they didn't like it. we're going to be all over it in a few minutes. in the meantime, we are also following these developments, not the least, the fallout on heavily and where it goes and more specifically on this immigration plan and where it is not going. stick around. [ male announcer ] we've been conditioned to accept less and less in the name of style and sophistication. but to us, less isn't more. more is more. abundant space, available leading-edge technology, impeccable design, and more than you've come to expect from a luxury vehicle. the lexus es350 and epa-estimated 40 mpg es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>. >> neil: you know they knew this day was coming but the reality is sinking is by day's end sending stocks sinking. dow off 206 points off of indications, that ben bernanke has finally has a plan or quasi plan to pull the punch bowl away the tapering of the bond buying and mortgage security buying that
, putting money into the economy. that's is what is going to happen. and -- >> neil: when you say taper, so not 85 billion. >> 7 5. and cautiously say if things get worst we're back to buying again. i think that's is what the say. most economists agree on that. it's interesting -- this is my one, -- i think the fed, even if it tapers a little bit, the chances are the stock market will keep going up. i only say that people should be cautious about the future. here's one reason. wall street is trying to sell this there are notes from goldman sachs, larry fink, meredith whitney, a big bull. they're trying to sell this market. i only worry that when wall street says, listen, don't worry too much, keep buying stocks, as an average investor, play attention to it. and i can give you an interesting bullish scenario. the fed does taper, the economy is getting better, markets start reflecting the economy, corporate profits, earnings are strong, and low inflation and guess whatting are as they taper, the pop the bubble in the bond market. there's a bubble in the bond market. particularly the more ri
that would help the economy and create a job? number three, lavish overseas travels come as government agencies are facing mandatory fiscal cuts. we can't open the white house to school kids because we can't afford it. we have joe trippe and jenny beth martin. time of honesty if we can't open the white house for school kids to go and see their house, do we really need to spend that kin of money, $6 0 million to $100 million on african, $3,300 a night, 30-person entourage to dublin. >> i doan know if any of those numbers are right? >> oh, they are right. >> are you doubting me? >> well, sean, i'm doubting whoever came up with these numbers. some people came up that his trip to india would cost $200 million and use 10% of the u.s. navy. notes numbers weren't right. >> "the washington post," a liberal newspaper, said $60 million to $100 million. >> sean, i'm not arguing with you. africa has large economic growth, a lot of room for american businesses to move in. creating jobs here and that's part of what the president intend to do while he's there. >> just like the stimulus was a great jo
they may buy back bonds later this year because the economy in their view could be improving. this has all kinds of implications especially for interest rates. they kept artificially low fuelling the rebound of real estate prices for instance they helped fuel the slow recovery. >> i think the market is saying the fed believes this economy to be stronger than we do. but we don't believe you that if you take away the stimulus this economy won't be able to stand on its own two feet. until we see otherwise we are going to be concerned that this low trajectory economy can be at risk of dangerous down draft. >> we knew it would impact sometime that the fed would have to dial back on the bond buying spree 85 billion a month taking the foot off the it was pedal. the food news these can lead to buying opportunities. may be something of a rebound today. dow futures are up. >> doug luzader live in washington, thank you. >> it is the first day of summer and we are kicking it off with extreme weather. >> maria molina is in our weather center tracking heavy rains in parts of the country. hi maria. >> go
and it makes the economy groechlt they say we are safer here. i continuing is an embarrassment and sends a message around the worl that the champion of liberty is move nothing the wrong direction and a bad step for the united states. >> steve, isn't there a danger of sitting back and letting the government decide? >> one of the legitimate functions of government is protecting us from external enemies and the constitution was written by framers who understood that governments that protect you can abuse you. take it out on the government. rich hit on something. if the company has in writing a certain order or request, and the statute is cited, the company is obligged to do it. if you don't like the law change the law. >> we want to stop the bad guys. companies can stop the government saying we are getting a ton of lawsuits on our doorsteps and in india, they are allowing tax officials with access to google and facebook data. >> the irs is different. >> india is pressuring to have government officials on-site at research in motion. >> by the way, hold on a second sabrina. why is the irs dif
a strong economy and have laws in place to make sure our economy is growing and creating opportunities and be the party that talks about strong families and communities and reach out to all ethnic groups and embrace what the great vision of our country is and playoff what the democrats are doing and be little less bad than they are. i think that is a mistake and we need to stay true to our values and that made the country great as it is today. >> you made the point that the republican's big problems is that they didn't vote for immigration package and connecting with hispanic voters. what do the republicans need to do differently. and those that articulate. and where is it that we are missing it? >> yeah, mike, you have been a great leader on this. i have to admit, and i did an a d on usa today. how we need to go out and talk to voters that frankly don't think we care much about them. they don't think we care much about them in part that we don't talk about the problems they have. our party tends to focus on the super achieve ors and focus on the entrepreneurs and listen to republicans
. we have essentially a fascist economy, jonathan is promoting you need to get big. that wrong. big government, big business and big labor and they are all in cahoots. verizon didn't do this on their own. government leases that line. they provided the financing to verizon. the government and verizon is hand and glove. government and g.e. are hand and glove and five banks control 60% of banking assets. everybody is too big. >> verizon has done nothing. you are dumping on verizon. they have done actually nothing. wayne, want a small phone company. great, put two tin cans together. it's not going to serve anyone. >> oh, please! you are shooting off your mouth about something you do not know. >> eric: hold on. jonathan says verizon has done nothing but as far as i understand, it's meta data. >> what did you have in your ceel yar this morning. this is so not ui. this is snooping. this is the kind of stuff people are supposed to hated. if you want to gather -- i sign the do the ted line, we got this fiber thing going from new jersey and virginia. we want you to know about that. nobody tol
are a bit higher as a sign the overall economy is strong and these are good things. i would think that would be good for the market and investors. >> reporter: ben bernanke is talking about a growth rate of 2.5%. and he's not talking about a flood of new jobs coming into the economy tither. he's got to quit the printing money at some point. he's hinting he will do it soon but he's not leaving a strong underlying economy underneath it. that's why to some degree you have got the selloff in the stock market. martha: an all female jury will decide if george zirmman committed murder when he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. today we expect we'll hear whether a potentially critical piece of evidence will be admissible during this trial. phil keating is live in miami. this hearing focuses on that 911 call we heard so much. in that call we hear the gunshot, right? >> right. this is potentially decisive expert testimony money that can persuade this jury to go guilty or not guilty. whether it's george zimmerman's voice or trayvon martin's voice screaming in the audio tape. even saying quote, i'
of the economy, say the same thing. even better answer, as we discussed, not appropriate to answer that question in open session. why clapper didn't do that, why the 5,000 employees of the director of national intelligence didn't explain that to him. why he didn't go to the white house, why he made up a religious answer and said it of the least untruthful, i don't have the slightest idea. i think he should resign over embarrassment. not because he lied. >> snowden, as far as long as he had worked for cia as a contractor, why did he have so much access? >> like bradley manning, the enlisted man in the army who revealed hundreds of thousands of diplomatic communications, we have a real problem that has to be explain. i had say this about snow deb. i don't think his story holds together. i don't know if he has accomplices. picking up information from people on the hill who are leaking it to him. i fin it hard to believe he had access to everything he said he had access too. i also find it hard to believe that he's getting away with some of the truly outrageous and inaccurate things he said. and tha
we need to get the economy going and small businesses will do better. >> heather: and the answer depends on who you talk to and what stats they reference. you talk to bankers, they will show data released by independent businesses and that showed the null of employers difficulties securing a loan that it dropped six percent in may. then folks from the sba outstanding loans have declined 17% since 2008. so does kioyd down to the numbers? >> it does. it depends on what types of businesses you are in, what growth usual in, what part of united states you are in. it's not a simple answer. again, if we get the economy going, maybe a lot of businesses won't take out loans. small businesses, everybody should small business owner today. it is tough. and i was listening to leland, that is sort of what it is like to be a small business owner today. you have craziness going on, rising costs and rising taxes. it's very tough to be a small business owner. get your house in order to get a loan, it's a difficult thing. big companies seem to have an easier time at it because they can float notes
is making out, you know, like a bandit and what i found is we basically had been living in two economies in this country for the last ten years. there's the economy where you and i know where people are hard pressed jobs are tight and money is tight and then there's the healthcare economy where everybody is doing really well except maybe the nurses and the doctors but the people that sell the equipment, the people that make the drugs, the people that run the allegedly nonprofit hospitals are all making ridiculous amounts of money. >> so you mean the doctors who spend 12, sometimes 15 years just preparing to be a doctor are making less money. >> far less unless they got in the system so they started a clinic where they can send patients or they're consulting for a drug company, they're not making the big bucks. the guys who make the cat scan equipment or the pharmaceutical sales men and executive, the hospital administrators, your local nonprofit hospital without even knowing it, i can tell you that the guy who runs your local hospital in little rock makes well over $1,000,000 and a half
that they are not getting what they deserve from the government of the world's sixth largest economy. shepard? >> shepard: steve, these nationwide protests are reportedly some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of brazil's dictatorship back in '85. the country's military regime lasted for more than two decades back then. during that time, violent clashes often broke out between protesters and police. really not sense. authorities in turkey have banned large gatherings all together after weeks of violent antigovernment protests in a key city. so it's come to this. one man trying a peaceful solo protest and there he is. the guy on the right in the white shirt, stood alone for many hours last night. at istanbul's taksim square. stood there and stared. stared aportrait founded turkey as a secular state 90 years ago. many claim turkey's current leaders are forcing islamic agenda on them as word of this standing guy got out. several others stood just like him in different parts of the country. turkish officials say they will take no action as long as these silent protests cause nobody any harm. here a
the feds will pull back as the economy improves and he says it's getting better slowly. >> overall the committee believes the downside risks diminished but we continue toomd risks as they evolve. >> the federal reserve updated projections predicting growth this year 2.3 to 2.6%, slightedly worse than the march prediction calling for the economy to grow 2.8%. the unemployment rate between 7.2 and 7.3% is better than march forecast when predicting 7.5%. the fed expects unemployment to fall to 6.5% next year. >> shepard: men's warehouse stock took a dive following word the company fired george zimmer. >> by one get one free on almost everybody, including the modern fit suits. you're going to like the way you look, i guarantee it. >> zimmer had been a fixture in men's warehouse commercials for years delivering his signature catchphrase. the company didn't indicate why they fired him but it was done the same day as the annual shareholders meeting. the men's warehouse reports it postponed the meeting to renominate its board of directors without him. watch this space. the nsa set to tall
scaling back later in the year. if the economy continues to improve. peter barnes with the news live in washington. that's a stupid reaction, peter. >> well, shep, the feds said that it could be getting ready to scale back the easy money policies that wall street really likes. it's been using them for the last five years to help keep the economic recovery going after the great recession. and for starters, it said it could slow its controversial 2.5 trillion-dollar bond buying program known as quantitative easing. basically printing new money. qe has helped keep interest rates low foruto loans business ratings. the feds said it could start buying fewer bonds if the economy gets better and that unemployment rate keeps falling and then maybe it could stop qe all together next year if the rate gets close to 7%. >> the 7, 6.5, these are guide posts that tell you how we are going to be shifting the mix of our tools as we try to land is ship on a, you know, on a smooth -- in a smooth way into the -- unto the aircraft carrier. >> so just the idea that easy money could be ending soon, spooked
we'll leave in place a disaster, a de facto amnesty disaster that's hurting our economy, sovereignty, our security. >> sean: the reason for the distrust every time we hear there's going spending reined in and tax increases american people seem to get the tax increase but never get the spending cuts. i guess you understand the distrust. >> do i. that's why those things are linked. that's why the permanent residency with the green card -- that won't happen unless these border provisions happen first. >> sean: can i just get you maybe to reiterate, because there's been so much debate about this. you're saying you're pretty confident tomorrow that the border will be secure first with triggers before there's any path to legalization? >> before there's any path to permanent residency, permanent legal residency. you have 11 million people living here right now. we have to run them through a background check and start paying taxes and pay a fine. but that's not permanent. that's a temporary work status. the only difference between what they are doing now and what i'm proposing they have to p
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is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
to take his foot off the gas pedal no energy left for the economy. interest rates will rise, scenario that is horrible for american families. people are fareful of what happens when bernanke backs out, the federal reserves stops supporting the market. >> what they're doing is, quantitative easing is printing of money, putting more money in the economy, and the government spends a lot more money and allows the private sector to get its legs back under it. the government takes over when the people can't, and then when the private sector gets its legs under it, the government backs off. hasn't happened. >> the feds have been trying to push interest rates down and stimulate borrowing and lending. the fed has kept saying, okay, we acknowledge we're sort of printing money but we think weeing pull that money back when the time comes. and that's not the issue. the hirsh here, number one, this is a market overreaction to what bernanke, the chairman of the fed, actually said yesterday. he did not say we're going to stop this program. he didn't even -- the program didn't even change. these were
from breaking away from oil-rich psychos who have us under their thumbs. it prevents our economy from growing by fracking and it leads to corruption in green energy, which is nothing more than the mafia with hemp. >> david, seriously, he was in berlin and he wants to talk about climate change? >> this is called governmenting by fox checking. nuclear disarmament, check. climate change, so important that this speech was given in the fifth year of his two terms. these are all things that he's talking about in europe that are never going to get done here. what he could do that would be an amazing thing for america would be the keystone pipeline. and also a universal rule for natural gas fracking, which would allow us to actually not just change our economic position in the world, but our socioeconomic position and the power. bob isng so miserable. >> but i do think that it was, it really was just, okay, i've got to get this off my plait, hollywood's breathing down my neck, i'm going to talk about climate change so everybody here in berlin will give me a high fall. >> i'm going to call my
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legally while bringing relief to a struggling economy. >> this bipartisan common sense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits by making sure that every workinger in america practice plays by the same rules and pays taxes. >> senators introduced a bill that would bolster border security. the measure includes 700 miles of fencing along the u.s.-mexico border with the addition of tens of thousands of border agents. it also enforces a nationwide everify system and needs to be in place before illegal immigrants can apply for green cards. with all the support it has, there is still no guarantee this will fly through the senate before the fourth of july recess. >> this current bill is a mess. it is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986. today instead of 3 million people, we're dealing with 11 million people who are here illegally. and what congress is saying is the exact same deal, which is legalization first and then they're promising maybe some day in the future the border will be security. >> senate leaders took a crucial test vote on this plan
and stay here legally and bringing relief to the struggling economy. >> this will help the middle-class grow our economy and shrink our deficits and making sure every one pays taxes like everyone else. >> senators introducing a proposal to bolster security. border surge includes 700 miles of fencing with the addition of tens of thousands border agents and enforces a nationwide e- verify system and needs to be in place before illegal immigrants can apply for green cards. there is no indication whether it will fly before the july 4th recess. >> the current bill is a mess. it is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986. >> instead of throw million we are dealing with len million. and congress is saying the same deal, legalization first and then promising maybe some day in the future the border will be secowered. >> senate leaders have a test on monday. and bring it close to cent votes, that's the target number they say will pressure the republican house to act as well. harris, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you. >> we are on sarah watch. the family of a little girl who had
and gas. it is more a diversified economy than north dakota's. is this red state/blue state model argument that pair write is making, is that something that you think is going to have real legs? >> oh, yeah. i think it has legs because what he is talking about is real. they talked to business owners. large corporate ceos and business owners. if they go to texas i looked into this some. what they will find is not this environment that you described but public officials, whether it is the governor, the attorney general, comptroller's office, if you have a problem it will say let's work it out and try to help you succeed rather as in new york, attorney general's, job who seems to be hire and sue -- hammer and sue businesses. it is a completely different environment. it is not saying that they don't have regulation in texas. we have to comply but not an adversarial relationship as it is in the blue states. >> jerry brown, governor of california, seemed to resent this. took the perry -- they had a paid public kind of flap about it. new york governor cuomo ignored it. much like he ignored the up
economy in which big -- i mean jonathan is promoting oh, you've got to get big. well, that's wrong. you've got small. you've got big government, big business and big labor, and they're all in cahoots. and listen, verizon didn't do this on their own. the government leases that line. they provided the financing to verizon. the government and verizon are hand and glove. the government and ge are hand and glove. it's going to control 60% of the banking. everybody is too big. and that's what's wrong. we have essentially a fascist economy. >> go ahead, jonathan. >> verizon's done nothing. you're all dumping on verizon. they've done absolutely nothing. and wayne, you want a small phone company? great. put two tin cans together. a schmoll phone company will not be able to serve anyone. >> oh, please, give me a break. you don't know what the hell you're talking about. you're shooting your mouth off about something you do not know. >> hold on. hold on. tracy, jonathan says verizon has done nothing. as far as i understand -- >> this blows my mind. this is so not jonathan. what did you have in your
that the u.s. economy is on the road to recovery. baby boomers are fueling rv sales. the motor home business hit a detour during the last ut now r vehicle sales apparently are up over the years. so what does this mean for the larger economy? let's bring back brenda buttner, senior business correspondent and anchor of "bulls and bears." thanks for coming back. >> absolutely. >> what is driving these numbers? they're up over the past year. >> they're up tremendously. right now nine million american households own rvs, that's the highest level ever. it's a $14 billion market in the u.s. but essentially you need a lot of confidence to buy a gas guzzling home on wheels. so what this is basically saying is that consumers are confident. essentially rv sales, they kind of anticipate a recession, but they also can foreshadow a recovery. so these sales show that perhaps we're on the road to recovery. >> because when sales bottomed out, it was due to a number of factors. like gas prices -- >> yeah. they didn't just bottom out. they went over a cliff from 2006 to 2009 motor homes, rv sales, fell 60%. th
and commerce is the engine of our global economy. our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we'll never meet. when europe and america lead with our hopes instead our fears, we do things no other nations can do. no other nations will do. so we have to lift up our eyes today and consider the day of peace with justice that our generation wants for this world. bill: where else do you speak about freedom than at the intersection of come anything and democracy in the heart of berlin. the headline will be this. the president calling for a further reduction of nuclear arms and that is the intent of the speech at the brandenburg gate. martha has more. martha: today back in washington tea partyers are taking on the irs in d.c. they are not backing down. this is video in 2010. remember those huge tea party turnouts? we were promised action on the irs. they want to know why lois lerner is still on paid leave. bill: waits an accident or something more sinister. what caused this plane to go down several years ago. martha: the tea party patriots plan to take on capitol hill. they protesting t
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
. the president's approval rating on the economy in this poll is 42 approve, 57 disapprove, and as you know a lot of young people are getting out of school and not being able to find a job, and a large number of kids who get out of college are moving back in with their families. i think this is more than just nsa, it may be the economy, it may be the overall perception of the president. the other interesting note in the poll was that for the first time he was viewed by the american people as not honest and trustworthy. 49% said that phrase applies to him. 50% says it does not a my to him. that could be another thing, because young people had such -- he was such an aspirational figure to younger voters and younger americans and if there is agreeing perception that he's not shooting straight with him, that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very close not only among young people but among all voters. jon: isn't that perhaps the bigger problem i mean for him? because it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down, but once you are perceived as not necessarily t
? >> a resounding no. the economy is going to continue to lift off. i think by november of 2014 the democrats are going to to be in a very strong position. the only way we move social in this country is by taking principle stands and sometimes have you to take a short-term political hit to move the country forward. >> speaking of honesty and trustworthiness, we just got fox news polls in moments ago which we'll bring you shortly. wow. this is not good news for the white house. gentlemen, thank you both so much. >>> we recently brought you the powerful story of the phoenix police officers who went beyond the call of duty for a 5-year-old girl. look at this picture. who lost her police officer dad to a hit-and-run driver. up next, a new twist as we learn the illegal immigrant accused of killing her father could now get special protection. we'll tell you why that is. >>> wait until you see what happened with the teenage fisherman who came face to face with a rare breed of shark and decided to go for a joy ride. all that as we have a former vice president and a brand new poll i just mentioned fro
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the economy improved, we always saw those levels retreat and go back down. this time it is not happening. no entitlements. do you think there is a political motive here with the far left which now control the white house and most of congress that they are actively trying to lock people into this government dependency to lock in a permanent democratic majority? >> i think that conclusion can be easily reached. because for one thing, to your point about usually when we see an economy move beyond the recession, we see these programs recede with them. we've seen almost a million additional households on food stamps in the course of the past year. that is unheard of, unthinkable. in terms of a dependency motive for this administration for the left that is represented by the democratic party in washington, i think that's entirely possible. but as troubling is that the right, the republican party has not come up with intelligence sustainable, effective solutions in response to what they see as the motivation and the program of this president. >> that's a huge problem. this is going unabated. bo
this whole package of islamism and success for the economy. he took the show on the road. he took that package to all of the arab states, the so-called arab springs. even as these protests were raging in his own country, he was touring morocco and indonesia. i was in istanbul and watching him pedalling his package to the north africans while his country was boiling. so i think the package that erdogan presented to the world, this idea that develops the economy has been severely damaged in the last event. >> always great to see you. we thank you so much for your insights on what is obviously a troubling situation there in that part of the worth. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >>> wildfires rage on in colorado springs. we're going to go there live on a fire that has burned 15,000 acres as of friday. stay with us. hey. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words... scarecrow in the wind... a baboon... monkey? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere wi
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